A Tale of Two Lenders!

One thing I have learned the hard way: encourage Buyer clients to have mortgage approvals from two lenders. Why you ask? While the primary lender may have attractive rates and loan products, can they deliver on their...

June 8, 2017

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I enjoy working with first-time home buyers because I get to share in their education and experience. Yeah, you say, aren’t they all the same? To that I say, NO! While they all have the same end-game they all have different motivation. Many buyers are overwhelmed by just the paper work, let alone the actual […]

Aim Lower, Aim Lower!

February 4, 2014
The home buying process is fraught with challenges which can lead to victory or frustration. I know I have said this before, but one piece of the process will help eliminate some of the frustration—a pre-approval letter will establish your buying power. You’ve contacted a couple of lenders to make sure you’re getting the best […]

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First-time buyers generally face a huge learning curve as they take the plunge into the buyer swimming pool. Some float and some sink while others are able to swim to the finish line as champions. Let’s first take a look at the floaters and the sinkers. For the most part, the floaters say they’re “keeping […]
If this were So-Cal this lovely home near Ocean Beach would be twice the price. Yet at $699K this presents a great opportunity for outdoor lovers – right here in San Francisco.  And what many people don’t realize is how much action there is in the Outer Richmond. To begin, miles and miles of park […]
The landscape of San Francisco real estate and explaining its values is challenging. Media reports regarding the housing crisis are all about doom and gloom—nationwide. But what happens when we take a closer look at San Francisco: the numbers, according to the San Francisco Association of Realtors, are healthy and the activity is strong. Key factors are [&hellip...
San Francisco has a wide variety of housing stock—but a Castle? It doesn’t have a moat but it does have three caverns accessible through underground caves. Interested? Read on… The castle was built in 1870 by a young Englishman, John Hamlin Burnell, who saw an opportunity to build the Albion Ale and Porter Brewing Company to service nearly [&he...

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